ARCHITECTURAL FABRICS, SIGNAGE, and FLOORING
Banners and sunscreens
Rainier can provide fabric displays for any environment. Unique print or appliqué banners of any size or shape provide wayfinding; AdShades serve simultaneously as sunscreens and advertising. The company provided Virginia Mason, a Seattle medical complex with several buildings, with signage to identify its community. PCC Natural Markets put up AdShades for shade and brand identity.
A full-service fabricator, Rainier offers design, engineering, grand-format printing, assembly, project management, and installation nationwide. Rainier has provided its products and services since 1896.
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Seaman Corporation offers Shelter-Rite® architectural fabrics, to which DuPont Tedlar® PVF (polyvinyl fluoride) film is applied as an exterior finish. The company applies the film to its Shelter-Rite styles 9319, 8424, 8028, and 9032 for use in custom-designed tension structures, air-supported structures, and pre-engineered frame structures. These fabrics are suitable for high-profile applications with demanding aesthetic requirements.
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Canopy and solar-screen fabrics
Ferrari Textile Corp.'s fabrics are used for all types of protection, from canopies used to cover hospital entrances to solar screens in doctors' offices. With 30 options for solid colors, 12 striped patterns, and more than 30 colors of mesh in two different openness factors, Ferrari Textiles offers a complete package of protection against the elements, including total block-out blinds for absolute light control.
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InPro Corp.'s Signscape division provides directional and identification signage that allows signs to be easily changed as facilities grow. Signscape can develop custom, changeable panels for overhead signs, giving customers greater flexibility to add or remove directional information. Signscape's unique overhead directional signs use InPro's Gridclips™ and Clickeze™ track to easily attach the signs to the ceiling grid.
InPro's signage can be coordinated with wall and corner protection products from the company's IPC Door and Wall Protection Systems division. High-impact wall guards, handrails, and corner guards can be matched with interior wall and floor colors.
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CS&G integrates the elegance and durability of solid-surface materials into its Linear Series. The result is a comprehensive, elegant-looking sign system at a modest price. Options include: 24 modules/sizes for identification, directionals, and other needs; ADA-compliant changeable inserts; multilingual signs; and solid-surface or wood headers/footers, with an option of a sand-carved corporate logo on the header. The signs come in a wide range of color schemes.
CS&G has nine locations nationwide, with more than 200 major healthcare wayfinding/signage programs in 25 states and Mexico.
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APCO Graphics, Inc.'s newest interior line, FullView®, is a low-profile graphic-display system that meets a variety of healthcare signage needs. This system is ADA-compliant and can be easily updated through the use of laser- and/or digitally printed graphics. Graphics are protected by an antiglare lens that can be locked into place using a concealed pin. A top-access option is also available (shown) for such applications as patient room signs where information is changed on a regular basis.
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The design of norament® 925 strada by nora rubber flooring is inspired by cubist art. The floorcovering's unusual cubic surface and tone-in-tone granule design creates a distinctive look that ensures slip resistance and complies with ADA guidelines. Designers can choose from 16 standard colors and combine their selections with other norament products to create a coordinated design. This product is an excellent solution for heavy-traffic areas that require striking visual appearance and long-lasting wear.
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Sturdy floor underlayment
This flooring underlayment from the Industrial Products Division of United States Gypsum Company offers LEVELROCK®, a versatile, high-strength solution for handling a wide range of healthcare flooring underlayment applications. It delivers a range of compressive strengths and superior overall quality and performance over other cementitious underlayments. It not only eliminates concerns about “soft” floors and the resulting flaking and dusting problems that may occur when using lower-strength gypsum underlayments, but it also protects against the wear and cracking that can result from trade traffic during construction.
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Mannington Commercial introduces Variations—a natural, seemingly random pattern that is reminiscent of raw silk. The color variations create a striated or filamentary effect that is both elemental and organic-like. The textured loop construction accentuates the surface for an enhanced visual impression.
Variations is constructed of INVISTA™ DSDN® solution-dyed nylon for long-term appearance retention and durability. It is available in both 12' broadloom and 18″ × 18″ modular tile with UltraBac® Plus, Infinity® Modular, and Integra HP™ Backing Systems. Infinity Modular and Integra HP both contain recycled content and carry a lifetime warranty.
Variations is stocked in 16 colors, from light tones of beige or gold to deep tones of black or brown. This line coordinates with other Mannington Commercial carpet styles, vinyl composition tile (VCT), and resilient sheet-flooring products.
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Shaw Tek introduces In Line, a collection of complementary carpet styles designed for healthcare and other institutional markets. It includes six products in varying scales, each available in nine colorways.
Created using advanced tufting technology and random color thread-up capabilities, In Line creates a large-scale illusion of pattern and undulating color changes across the width of the products and offers pattern and color flexibility.
In Line products include Flurry and Dabble, both in a small-scale graphic loop design; Surge, a woven aesthetic; Drift, a multituft with a sophisticated texture; Mingle, a multiscroll that combines an 18″ × 36″ pattern repeat with a random color repeat, creating a unique geometric-patterned visual; and Shuffle, a multiscroll with a random color repeat that creates an organic-patterned visual.
In addition to its flexibility and refined aesthetics, In Line offers the environmental benefits inherent in carpet constructed with recyclable EcoSolution Q fiber.
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Epoxy terrazzo flooring
General Polymers Thin-Set Epoxy Terrazzo from Sherwin-Williams is an attractive and environmentally friendly flooring option that promises an unsurpassed life cycle and long-lasting good looks. Developed with natural marble aggregate, granite, mother-of-pearl, polyester chips, or recycled glass and containing no volatile organic solvents, Epoxy Terrazzo flooring releases no harmful components during manufacturing, installation, or the life of the system. Once installed, the product helps maintain healthy indoor air quality.
The decorative, seamless, easy-to-clean finish is well suited for high-traffic areas, so its cost compares favorably with those of tile, vinyl composition tile (VCT), carpet, and other resilient products. Thin-Set Epoxy Terrazzo flooring is available in an extensive binder-resin color palette and is suitable for new and renovation projects. This product helps architects, designers, and building owners meet the criteria of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.
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Wall and floor carpet
From Eurotex, the Concourse system of flatweave carpet for walls and doors has an updated color line that features naturals, grays, and deeper accents. Wall and floor carpet have the same texture and come in many of the same colors, but in different constructions. Concourse carpet for walls incorporates a flameproof unitary back and is rated Class A for resistance to flame and smoke. Wall carpet muffles sound and controls costs by protecting walls. It won't tear, snag, or scuff.
ConFlor carpet for floors—with its dense, high-compression EZRoll back—meets ADA requirements for use with wheeled equipment. Its tight, low-profile construction virtually eliminates drag.
Both products are woven in an 80/20 blend of wool and antistatic nylon. Concourse is offered in 19 colors, and ConFlor in 14. Eurotex keeps both products in service inventory so that rolls and cuts in every color may be shipped within 24 hours of receipt of order.
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Interface Flooring Systems manufactures modular, soft-surfaced floorcoverings featuring award-winning designs and high-performance construction, with permanent antimicrobial preservative protection. Modular products by Interface Flooring Systems are designed for superior performance in the most demanding healthcare settings, while helping to create and maintain a healing environment. They also install with less waste and require no “attic stock” for refurbishment.
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Dupont Antron® offers advanced soil and stain resistance, exclusive fiber technology, and is the first fiber third-party certified as an Environmentally Preferable Product.
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Vinyl flooring in new colors
The expanded, color-integrated spectrums of Armstrong's Medintech®, Medintech® Tandem, and Possibilities® Petit Point™ vinyl flooring lines allow for a multitude of creative design solutions. Facility planners desired a wider choice of colors in these popular product lines to complement each other and coordinate with other design elements. The company responded with these new selections.
Medintech, now featuring 40 contemporary colors, is Armstrong's most durable vinyl-sheet floor, with a protective urethane finish for ease of maintenance. Medintech Tandem, available in 33 colors, adds a felt backing for lower overall installed cost and for use on concrete subfloors with higher moisture levels. These two lines can be used together for customized area-to-area coordination, as well as with Armstrong's Medinpoint™.
Possibilities Petit Point, offered in 24 neutral and subtle colors, is Armstrong's highest-performing inlaid vinyl-sheet floor. Its softer, more subdued visuals and small-scale, fabric-inspired images create inviting, relaxing floors with the maintenance benefits of resilient flooring. It incorporates felt backing for use on concrete slabs with higher moisture levels and features a high-performance wear layer with excellent stain resistance.
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ChocFlex® commercial-grade, no-wax vinyl flooring from the DzynSpec Flooring Collection of Mats, Inc., provides durability and attractive design for high-traffic healthcare facility applications.
ChocFlex features an acoustic backing that absorbs sound, resists wear, and provides easy wheel movement. It resists scuffing and yellowing, eliminating the need for stripping. This flooring is permanently treated with a bacteriostat and fungicide. It comes in 75 designs, in sheets or tiles.
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